This home is a real Mid-Century Modern gem, and proved to be a fun and interesting project in an unassuming location. With the basic palette of walnut stained timber wet off against white walls throughout, I was invited to bring in some colour and some quirk.
As is often the case, this job unfurled in phases. We started in the lounge and dining room, getting the main living areas right before moving forward with a complete bathroom and kitchen overhaul. We designed the big aloe green velvet sofa to work with an existing coffee table and a beautiful olive threaded Nguni Bench from Vogel. Lucky for me, the client had some beautiful antique pieces which worked perfectly against more contemporary pieces. We discovered a gorgeous retro sideboard at the Modernist and set it next to a James Mudge Harris table.
All finishes, fixtures in bathrooms and in the royal blue kitchen and joinery are new, dated layouts made these rooms difficult to use. A new configuration allows the owner and frequent guests much more functional spaces.
Opening the house up into the garden was high up on the briefing list! For a client who loves to entertain, we opened the kitchen up onto a second deck by the original swimming pool and built a specifically designated sundowner deck higher up on the ridge. The incredible views are one of the properties wow-factors, and we knew we needed to capitalise on that.
Some low maintenance landscaping was necessary to hold the soil in place against the rocky outcrop that forms the garden. Plenty of cuttings were transplanted to add volume to the succulents creeping their way down to the house. An effective garden lighting system, makes for fairy tale evenings and added security.
A wonderful project, for a wonderful client! Thank you L for this opportunity to make your home your castle!
Photographed by Astrid Kelli Kingsley